Drawing has always been a significant part of my artistic practice. I find special inspiration in Victor Hugo's drawings, Ellsworth Kelly's drawings and photographs, Sol le Witt's drawings and photographs, Brancusi's sculpture and photographs, Pierre Bonnard's drawings and photographs, Pierette Bloch's drawings, and Louise Bourgeoise's drawings.
Since 2010 I've been making gesture drawings inspired by landscapes. Many are drawn with black walnut ink I make myself.
Artist Bio / CV
Deborah Garwood is an interdisciplinary artist based in New York. Ms. Garwood has exhibited sculpture, photography, video, installation, drawing, intaglio prints, and artist’s books in New York and abroad. In 2010, a solo exhibition of her landscape photographs in traditional and new media was held at Antonio Perez Foundation in Cuenca, Spain. In2013 Ms. Garwood began collaborating with an international team of architects who are restoring a cathedral in the Veneto, Italy.
Born in Camden, NJ, Ms. Garwood earned a BA at Oberlin College and an MFA at Hunter College, City University of New York. She also studied visual art at the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design. Ms. Garwood was the recipient of the 1978 Robert Smithson Memorial Scholarship for Sculpture at the Brooklyn Museum. In 2004 she earned a certificate in astronomy from the American Museum of Natural History in New York, and has pursued independent research at the Paris Observatory. Ms. Garwood was Associate Professor of Art at Marymount Manhattan College, New York, NY from 2006-2007, where she taught the history of photography. Currently, she is Visiting Associate Professor Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, where she teaches, curates, and contributes to curriculum development in the Photography Department. Ms. Garwood is also employed by Master Drawings Association, Inc., and serves on the editorial board of its quarterly journal, Master Drawings.